You go IRLI

The H-1B visa program is meant to help U.S. companies recruit highly skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers. However, based on previous data, many foreign companies with subsidiaries in the U.S. and qualified nonprofit organizations are outsourcing American jobs at an alarming rate by decreasing wages and opportunities for Americans with the same skill sets as they import more foreign workers under this program.

“While H-1B employers are required to pay foreign workers at market value, the fact is that flooding the labor market serves to drive down wages and limit opportunities for American workers,” said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI. “There is no shortage of Americans who have technical skills or are currently acquiring them in U.S. schools. The H-1B visa program should not be exploited for business objectives while many qualified Americans are struggling to find employment.”

The case is FAIR v. USCIS, No. 18-0876 (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia).

For additional information, contact: Brian Lonergan • 202-232-5590 •


I always suspected caste was preventing Americans like myself from working in American technology firms

This book pretty well sums up what is happening and why we are not getting jobs anymore.

While role of kinship in transnational mobility has been established through research (Levitt 2001Levitt, P. 2001The Transnational VillagersBerkleyUniversity Of California Press. [Google Scholar]; Taylor, Singh, and Booth 2007Taylor, S.M. Singh, and D. Booth2007. “Migration, Development and Inequality: Eastern Punjabi Transnationalism.” Global Networks 7 (3): 328347. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0374.2007.00172.x[Crossref][Web of Science ®][Google Scholar]), migration studies bracket high-skilled migrants as those who make rational economic choices (Ho 2011Ho, E. L. E. 2011. “Migration Trajectories of “Highly Skilled” middling Transnationals: Singaporean Transmigrants in London.” Population, Space and Place17 (1): 116129. doi: 10.1002/psp.569[Crossref][Web of Science ®][Google Scholar]) and choose formal routes to migrate whereas unskilled migrants often rely on informal channels of kinship or ethnicity to migrate (Vertovec 2002Vertovec, S. 2002Transnational Networks and Skilled Labour Migration, 1–15. University of Oxford. Transnational Communities Programme. [Google Scholar], 3). Unsettling this proposition, in this article based on a 15-month multi-sited ethnographic study of the high-skilled Telugu professionals in the U.S.A. and their families living in Coastal Andhra, India, I argue that aspirational and topographical migration pathways from Coastal Andhra to the U.S.A. are created and sustained through interrelated networks of kinship and caste. Such networks become the basis of ‘caste capital’, which works in ways that predisposes some groups over others to achieve spatial and social mobility, thereby reproducing caste privileges on a transnational scale.


Why is Alamo College, the Dept of Labor and Codeup LLC doing this when so many experienced developers are unemployed, or underemployed?

For crying out loud folks, I’m working as a janitor at the local VA hospital.

I’ve developed software, built teams, led teams, documented touch points between systems, and much, much more.

Yet I can’t even buy a damn interview.

And there are many, many, many more like me out there, and our skills are current.

Alamo Colleges approached Codeup about forming a public-private partnership. The local computer coding school has had a waiting list for new students for about a year and is hiring a new instructor to meet demand.

Codeup CEO Jason Straughan told the Business Journal that the grant will “lower the barrier of entry for our students.” The program already uses third-party lenders and accepts GI Bill education benefits.

More than 80 percent of the program’s students are from San Antonio, and about 85 percent graduate and work in the local region, according to Codeup. The computer coding program’s completion rate is about 90 percent, and its placement rate is 80 percent.

Straughan said the organization is open to more partnerships.

“If their mission is to create more workforce opportunities in software development, then we’re interested,” he said. “Our goal is to help transitioning students, either from the military or the private sector, enter the software development workforce in an entry-level position, knowing that population grows into the next mid- and senior-level developer. It’s definitely a career where experience matters.”

This is the reality that they don’t discuss.

All of these numbers were taken from this location that the Department of Labor is aware of because they own the data.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where are these jobs at? REP. JEFF DENHAM? Information Technology Industry Council? Partnership for a New American Economy?

High-skilled immigrants create new employment opportunities:

  • The Information Technology Industry Council, the Partnership for a New American Economy, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that “every foreign-born student who graduates from a U.S. university with an advanced degree and stays to work in STEM creates 2.62 jobs for American workers.”

Folks, we have fewer people working now than we had in 2000 when you divide the population of America by those working.

Doesn’t that even make you question the Tokyo Rose Globalization Propaganda known as the U-3 Unemployment Rate?

Jaya Padmanabhan, when you and the San Francisco Examiner, get serious about studying jobs, etc., come talk to me as you don’t have a clue

“If Trump is going to turn his back on migrant labor, then he’s sowing the seeds for the eventual decline of American economic power,” he said. “It’s as simple as that. Canada will benefit economically from the fact that it’s more open, and I think the U.S.’s loss will be Canada’s gain.”

I will ask once again, where are all of these jobs the non-immigrant guest workers are creating?

After all, we have fewer people working as a percentage of population now than we did in 2000.

That alone would make me question the Tokyo Rose Globalization Propaganda known as the U-3 Unemployment Measure.

Where are these jobs?

Another entry level job refusal, so it has to be age related discrimination

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Tell me something Hiral Sanghavi, those six full time workers and 11 remote contractors, what nationality are they?

Shah received her master’s degree in computer science from Columbia University in 2010 and landed a job as a developer for a Silicon Valley tech company where she was given an H1-B worker visa.

About five years later, Sanghavi took a sabbatical from his MBA program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management to launch BauxBax. That’s when he got an H-4 visa, which was tied to Shah’s H1-B. H-4 visas are given to spouses and dependents of H-1B workers. Unlike student visas, they allow the holder to work or to launch a business.

But Shah’s H1-B visa expires in August and she will need to seek a renewal soon. “If my wife loses her H-1B visa for some reason, I will also lose my visa,” he said.

The couple is especially nervous because the Trump administration has said it is toughening its stance on H1-Bs. In February, US Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a memo noting that it will require more information about an H-1B applicant’s employment to ensure the worker is doing what they are hired for. It also said it may limit the length of the visa to less than three years.

One glimmer of hope is that Shah applied for her green card six years ago. If she is granted permanent resident status, Sanghavi would also be able to remain in the country. However, approval could take several more years.

“If my wife for whatever reason is unable to renew her H-1B, then we are without status. I would have within 30 days of the denial to shut down my company and leave the country,” he said.

This impacts more than just the couple.

BauBax, which is 100% owned by Sanghavi, employs six full-time workers at its Redmond, Washington, office and 11 contractors who work remotely.

Sob stories like this one disgust me.

Not because of the people because these folks knew it was illegal for them to start a company on a non-immigrant guest worker visa.

Because the reporters do not ask any detailed questions.

Like the nationality of the employees.

As for the sob story, he can easily move this country to India, so I don’t feel sorry for him at all.

Or is the real story that he fears losing access to the American Market?


As an elected official who represents Americans, I think it’s important to defend the jobs for American citizens

I for one think it is way past time that we replaced Governor Dannel P. Malloy with somebody like Rep. Chris Davis of Ellington.

“To only allow citizens to work in our country is wrong-minded,” Malloy said.

“The fear that I have is that there could be individuals that are interested in going into this field, but know that perhaps after they work so hard to get into this field that they would be replaced and out-sourced,” said Davis, ranking member of the legislative Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee.

“We have stories of this company, in particular, of abusing that system,” Davis said of Infosys. “When I go door-to-door to talk with constituents and I knock on their door and grown men are crying at their doorstep because they were laid off and displaced and out-sourced by companies like Infosys. And then for us to give taxpayer money to that company, perhaps the taxpayer money from those individuals that were displaced and are paying taxes on their unemployment, I mean that doesn’t seem right to me.”

Malloy didn’t let it go.

“Infosys has made some mistakes and has been cited for those,” he said, stressing that as a result of past problems, the company last year set plans for as many as five hubs in various parts of the country, including North Carolina and the Midwest. “To win this competition, to have a company come to the state and say that their primary audience of people to hire are recent liberal-arts graduates from Connecticut colleges and universities and New England colleges and universities, is very significant. This is about the future, no matter how bad that past may have been for individuals.”

Afterward, during a 26-minute Q&A with reporters, Malloy said he believed Davis was trying to spin some nativist arguments. “I thought it was appropriate to point out to him that we have many people living in our country legally who are not yet citizens and we shouldn’t use verbiage that presents some challenges to those individuals,” Malloy said.

“As an elected official who represents Americans, I think it’s important to defend the jobs for American citizens,” Davis said as the Malloy news conference dispersed.


Far too many people like myself and others have had their futures destroyed by parasites like Malloy who uses the taxpayer revenue to destroy the citizens of his state.

If it were not for the tax payer revenue, Malloy could do no damage to the constituents of his state, so when it comes time to vote, vote the bastard out.

We have been silent for far too long.

It is time to end our silence.

Malloy, my story can be found via the following link. You should read it and learn from it simply because the people of your state are also going through what I have been through.

And you should study this chart in detail and ask yourself why do we have fewer people working when unemployment is supposed to be so low, than we had in the year 2000, and of those working, who is getting the jobs.

Is it the American Citizen, or the foreign born who are hired by companies like Infosys instead of the Americans, born here in America, that Infosys says they will hire?

Sadaf Raza, Why did you not explain that we have more people than we have jobs and that Americans are being displaced?

Why is it that the question is never asked.

Do we have enough jobs in America for our citizens?

Organizer Sadaf Raza is from a Pakistani Muslim family. She will graduate from the University of Arkansas in May with plans to go to law school. She spoke about visa issues those coming from Muslim countries — especially children — face in the United States and about the hatred she has personally faced.

Indians offer skills that American companies want, and American employers have turned to the nonimmigrant H-1B visa to import them, she said.

More than 300,000 Indians — including children — are waiting for permanent residency cards as of June 2015, the latest year official data on H-1B visas is available. An H-4 visa is issued to dependent family members of H1 visa holders.

Those who have been in the process since 2008 are just now getting their green cards, Raza said. This is really important for the children that come on H4, because if they don’t have a green card approved by the age of 21, then they aren’t eligible for residency and will have to leave, she said.

“It’s a lot like the situation Dreamers are put in, because they live their whole lives here and they don’t know what is going to happen,” she said.

The United States is a scarier place for Muslims now than it was after the Sept. 11 attacks, she said.

“Let’s call it what it is, a Muslim ban, not a travel ban. I’m sorry I am really passionate about this; actually, I’m really not sorry,” Raza said, tearing up, as the audience applauded. “The reason I am crying right now is because I am thinking of all the Syrian children that were gassed to death and did not have the opportunity to come here; and my family in Pakistan and if that would have happened to them, I would be broken.

“You need to have the same empathy as a candidate. You need to know what is going on.”

The contribution of immigrants in the United States and Arkansas was also a focus of Saturday’s conversations.

“Immigrants do their share,” Esquival said to the audience. “You are seeing immigrants, undocumented too, being business owners, taxpayers, neighbors. They are such an important part of Arkansas. I think that is important to take into account. They are the ones that make this are diverse and into a thriving community.”

As you can see, we have fewer people working now than we did in 2000.

American citizens like myself, that have the skills that Sadaf says we do not, have had our future destroyed so that people not born here, can have a future.

As an American Citizen, I believe that is wrong.